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Earl Scruggs pioneered, perfected and popularized a three-fingers banjo-picking style that came to be known around the world as Scruggs-style picking. He passed away in 2013 at age 88, but he lives on through his many recordings and a new museum in Shelby, North Carolina called the Earl Scruggs Center. This article provides a biography of Scruggs, and some of the galleries and exhibits showcased at the new museum.
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New African-American heritage trails are making history come alive by linking North Carolina places to historic contributions and pivotal events. Many of the trails pertain to African-American culture, art and music, or the underground railroad. This article provides descriptions of trails offered in Jacksonville, Halifax, New Bern, Wilmington, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p44-45, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Many notable people were born in North Carolina and have museums dedicated in their honor. Four of the many sites that showcase famous North Carolinians include the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum, Ava Gardner Museum, Andy Griffith Museum, and Catfish Hunter Museum. Descriptions of the four museums are provided.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 46 Issue 4, Apr 2014, p48-49, il, por, map Periodical Website
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Caraway Alpacas is one of the fifty-five North Carolina member farms on the Carolina Alpaca Breeders and Owners list. These farms are registered to own and breed alpacas, known for their luxurious fibers and fleece. The owners of Caraway Alpacas, near Asheboro, discuss the history and process of raising alpacas in North Carolina.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 42 Issue 9, Sept 2010, p16-17, il, por Periodical Website
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North Carolina’s State Energy Office, in partnership with three universities, offers a program to make factory-built manufactured housing more energy efficient and cost-effective long term. The Upgrade & Save program provides financial incentives to manufactured home retailers to sell ENERGY STAR-labeled homes, and encourages upgrading other manufactured homes to efficient heat pumps.
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North Carolina is home to more than four hundred bird species yearly and is a major destination for birders. An imaginative birding trail project that first began in 2003 can now boast statewide coverage with the release of its final regional birding trail guide. The North Carolina Birding Trail goes into the Coastal Plain, Piedmont and Mountains, and links birders with great birding sites and local attractions.
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Until only a few years ago, few knew much about the first black Marines, or even that they trained in North Carolina. A museum is housed at today’s Camp Johnson in Jacksonville, where the first recruits attended boot camp in the 1940s. At the museum, visitors see what the men’s living quarters looked like, artifacts, and photographs.
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Bob Dalton of Forsyth County discovered that his crop of muscadine grapes contained high levels of healthful antioxidants and polyphenols, which repel natural disease and insects. Further research on his grapes specifically showed that they contained antioxidants that inhibit the growth of some cancer cell types. Dalton started a new company called Muscadine Naturals and sells his muscadine grapes in the form of a powder health supplement.
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North Carolina’s diverse culture has inspired many distinctive guidebooks, including two new books on native writers, arts and agriculture. Book reviews are provided for “Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook” by Georgann Eubanks, and “Homegrown/Handmade: Art Roads and Farm Trails” by John F. Blair.
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Spruce Pine in Mitchell County, North Carolina is known as “The Home of the Perfect Christmas Tree,” because the town is the setting for Gloria Houston’s children book, “The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree.” Houston donated her book’s marketing rights to Mitchell County to help create income for displaced textile and furniture workers. The county has focused on developing place-based businesses and artisanal craft shops to revitalize and transform the community.
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There is a rising interest among North Carolina farmers in growing shiitake and other edible mushrooms to supplement income, and to promote its health benefits. Although most mushrooms are non-poisonous, North Carolina hosts several species that potentially could cause death if eaten. This article discusses how to identify and grow mushrooms, as well as where to buy fresh mushrooms, and mushroom nutrition.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 39 Issue 9, Sept 2007, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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A new book reveals the vision, hard work and heart behind a comprehensive care program for at-risk children in North Carolina. The author, A.D. Peacock, was an undertaker in Whiteville during the 1940s. Peacock describes his experience working in the children’s home, and his quest in persuading people to help care for the orphans.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 38 Issue 8, Aug 2006, p14-15, por Periodical Website
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K?rner’s Folly, dubbed “The Strangest House in the World,” has long amused visitors who gape at its fanciful Victorian rooms, furniture, and private theater. Built in 1880, the house was the showplace of Jule Gilmer K?rner, a talented furniture and interior designer in Kernersville, North Carolina. Starting next month, the historic home hosts a year-long set of activities to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
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Four Paws Kingdom, just outside Rutherfordton, North Carolina, is a campground that welcomes dog owners and their pets with weekend festivities and amenities such as biscuit treats, champion-sized dog agility rings, an off-leash swimming pond, fenced dog parks and a custom-designed doggy bathhouse. Owned by Meik and Birgit Bartoschek, Four Paws is the first and only dog-dedicated campground in the United States.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 37 Issue 10, Oct 2005, p18-19, il, por Periodical Website
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From colorful blown glass and rich textiles to intricate decoy carving and artful baskets, North Carolina is known around the world for its high-quality crafts. The Celebration of North Carolina Crafts, as proclaimed by Governor Michael F. Easley, showcases galleries, museums, art centers, schools, shops and individual artisans through a variety of events and exhibitions in 2004-2005. This article provides a summary of those events and exhibitions.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 36 Issue 4, Apr 2004, p12-13, il, por Periodical Website
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